Stucco Range Hoods In the Kitchen
Proper ventilation is one of the most important elements in any kitchen, but just because your hood is a workhorse, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Range hoods come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and styles. In addition to their aesthetic contributions, they help to conceal the blower, which removes the cooking smells and particulates from the kitchen. “Range hoods are a functional design element of the kitchen that can really add visual interest to the space,” says Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka. “There are a variety of styles that can help enhance the overall look of your kitchen even further, depending on materials and selections you choose.”
Range hoods are available in a wide variety of materials including metal, wood, and stone; stucco or plaster hoods are popular choices for kitchens with an Old World or Tuscan influence and can lend an authentic feeling to the design aesthetic. “The Old World style relies on texture, and pairing a stucco hood with distressed cabinetry and oil rubbed bronze finishes can immerse your kitchen into that style more fully,” added Troy. “Stucco hoods also have the option of varying the texture of the surface with either a heavy or light application, a level of flexibility that makes them even more popular in these styles of kitchen.”
Stucco and plaster hoods can also be finished to match the surrounding elements of the kitchen with a painted or faux finish. Selecting the right hood for your new kitchen remodel can make a strong visual impact, especially when paired with the right backsplash and surrounding elements. If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel for your home, register for one of our upcoming remodeling seminars for a primer on the kitchen design and remodeling experience, or call us and schedule your free design consultation!